Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016

The national Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is run by the Higher Education Academy, but managed by the University. The PTES is conducted biennially and asks about the experiences of a student’s taught postgraduate programme. The PTES is very important as it enables students to have a say about their course so that we can understand what they value and where we might improve things.

Postgraduate taught students who fulfilled specific criteria were invited to complete the survey between 14th March and 6th May 2016.

The questionnaire is divided into several short sections and asks students about their experiences of their programme, and motivations for study. In addition, the survey collects demographical data to help the University gain a better understanding about the experiences of different PGT student groups. 

The sections are divided as follows:

  • Quality of Teaching and Learning
  • Engagement
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Dissertation or Major Project
  • Organisation and Management
  • Resources and Services
  • Skills Development
  • Overview – including Institutional, Motivational and Demographic Questions

More information and the PTES Survey 2016 report can be found here.